Naim Uniti Star CD Streaming Amplifier
Naim Uniti Star CD Streaming Amplifier
Versatility and Performance
The clue is in the name: this system is the star of the show. With plenty of features and the ability to play, rip, store and serve your treasured music collection, Uniti Star offers infinite possibilities. Stream your music in high-resolution, play or rip your CDs, tune in to your favourite radio stations, access a world of music with a host of streaming services and dramatically improve the audio quality of your TV or games console. Ready to go with practically any speaker set-up, Uniti Star will have you rediscovering your entire music collection with a deep, immersive sound.
Whatever the source, Naims revolutionary new Uniti players combine seamless digital technology with analogue soul for a sound that’s unmistakably Naim. Play, stream, rip and store entire music collections in flawless high-resolution. Then use our custom-designed software to bring out every note of your music with true high-fidelity sound. New Uniti also gives you the option to sync up to six Uniti systems or other Naim streamers and play music from any source in multiple rooms simultaneously. Or play different music in every room.
Bringing Uniti to Life
Conceived and built from the ground up by Naims engineers and designers in Salisbury, England, Uniti remains true to their core design principles. From the finned aluminum heat sinks (inspired by our Statement flagship amplification system) to the brushed black aluminum casing, the new illuminated signature volume control and the beautifully lit base – every minute detail has been considered to deliver a beautiful aesthetic packed with features and technology whilst achieving reference-level sound quality. Uniti is a true masterpiece of industrial design.
The Star is a cutting-edge streaming system - all you need to do is to add speakers. The company hasn’t scrimped on the engineering either. The internal amplifier is based on the Class A/B circuitry used in the highly regarded Nait 5Si stereo integrated and outputs a healthy 70W per channel. As for the Star’s CD section, it’s possible to use this as a ripper too, though you will need to attach a USB storage device. As a CD player it sounds detailed and focused. It’s also Roon-ready, and capable of working as part of a Naim multi-room set-up along with the company’s other streamers and wireless speakers.
The Uniti Star sounds organised and stable throughout, coping with the music’s savage dynamic sweeps and complexity with control and composure.It doesn’t favour any particular musical genre and just gets on with the job of entertaining. There’s plenty in the way of musical cohesion and rhythmic precision to keep things interesting. Every aspect of music-making is paid attention to here. Detail levels, for instance, are sky-high.
The Naim Star never sounds like it’s valuing analysis over enjoyment – the sound it generates is always entertaining, always musical.The layout of the sound stage is explicit, the space between musicians tangible, and the unity of their performance – the timing, the out-and-out feel – is utterly convincing. There is simply no arguing with the way the Naim sounds.Thanks to its extensive range of talents, its support of an extensive range of sources and its unburstable build quality, the Star is a music centre that should last for years and years.
Dimensions and Weight
95 mm x 432 mm x 265 mm (H x W x D)
2 x Optical TOSLink (up to 24bit/96kHz)
2 x Coaxial RCA (up to 24bit/192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
1 x BNC (up to 192kHz, DoP 64Fs)
1 x HDMI ARC
1 x RCA
1 x 5-pin DIN
2 x USB Type A socket (front and rear)
1 x SD card
1 x Stereo power amplifier
1 x RCA sub/pre output
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
In true Naim style, the new Uniti Star can be upgraded with one of Naims external power amplifiers, such as the NAP 200. You can also add a subwoofer for deeper bass extension. And for those with extensive CD collections, you can add a Uniti Core music server to your system to store and stream thousands of albums to your Uniti player and back up all of your music in one place.